Germany’s Eco-power hits a new high
44.1 per cent of all Germany’s electricity production for October was produced from renewable sources
Nov 13, 2017
Berlin (GTAI) - Germany’s sunny autumn, and the interceding winter storms Xavier and Herwart, have combined to provide Germany with an all-time month high of renewable energy production in October. Fully 44.1 per cent of all Germany’s electricity production for October was produced from renewable sources. 20.7 billion kWh were produced, enough to power 5.9m two-person homes.
Renewable sources have produced more than 38 per cent overall of Germany’s electricity production this year, keeping the country on course to meet many targets of its energy transition policy, the Energiewende.
“This is another fantastic return for the time and money that has been put into renewable energy sources,” said Esther Frey Director of Energy, Environment and Resources at federal economic development agency Germany Trade & Invest. ”Germany is a global leading market in the area of electricity generation through renewable sources. Further market opportunities come though innovation and cost reduction such as through big data, blockchain technologies and with the coupling of the heat and mobility sector.
“We also see strong growth for storage technologies. The number of small home storage systems has grown by 113% per year on average since 2013, while large-scale batteries supporting the electricity grid increased tenfold within that period.”